Mum uses scales in M&S to measure her newborn after baby clinics close due to Covid


A mum has found an ingenious solution to weighing her newborn son – by sticking him on an M&S fruit and vegetable scale.

Freddie-Jay Moss’ weight, ten weeks, has been a mystery since baby clinics closed due to Covid. But mum Tasha, 31, spotted the old-fashioned machine while shopping and decided to check her little one was gaining weight.

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A mum has found an ingenious solution to weighing her newborn son – by sticking him on an M&S fruit and vegetable scaleCredit: Kennedy News
Freddie-Jay Moss' weight, ten weeks, has been a mystery since baby clinics closed due to Covid.

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Freddie-Jay Moss’ weight, ten weeks, has been a mystery since baby clinics closed due to Covid.Credit: Kennedy News

And the good news is that Freddie-Jay, who was born weighing 6lbs 5oz, is now tipping the scales at 10lbs 4oz.

Tasha said: “I had Freddie in my arms. I had just finished feeding him and I saw the scales. I said, ‘Are we going to weigh him quickly?’

“I haven’t weighed him in so long. It’s obviously not as accurate as the digital ones, but that gives me an idea of ​​how heavy it is.

Tasha said she expected her baby to cry, but he loved being on the scale. She added: “It was reassuring to know that he is gaining weight and that I am doing something right.

“I didn’t notice the ‘group choice’ sign in the background until I zoomed in.”

Girlfriend Natalie Atkins was with mom-of-three Tasha at the store in Reading, Berks, and snapped this photo, posting it online, above.

Her caption read: ‘When your best friend can’t get her baby weighed because no baby clinics are running due to Covid (other than for emergencies). Good old M&S.

Social media users praised Tasha’s quick-wittedness. One wrote: “That’s ingenious. Another said: ‘Can we do this next time we go shopping?

Tasha, from Finchampstead, Berks, added: “People have been positive about how cute he is and he’s not just any baby, he’s an M&S baby.”

A pal notices Tasha's ingenuity

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A pal notices Tasha’s ingenuityCredit: Kennedy News
The good news is that Freddie-Jay, who was born weighing 6lbs 5oz, is now tipping the scales at 10lbs 4oz.

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The good news is that Freddie-Jay, who was born weighing 6lbs 5oz, is now tipping the scales at 10lbs 4oz.Credit: Kennedy News
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